Question: Does spiritual healing work on ‘faithless’ animals and young children?
Answer: Yes, and research bears this out. Spiritual healing is a psychic science and one doesn't need faith in order to reap its benefits. But faith certainly helps: if a man believes that a treatment will cure him (a psychological state called the placebo effect) it is well established that his belief and expectation will set off within him his own powerful self-healing processes.
Biblical Scripture purports that the Nazarene asked his petitioners, ‘Do you believe that I can heal you?’ When they answered ‘Yes’, he is said to have replied, ‘Then your faith has made you whole,’ or ‘According to your faith be it unto you.’
These are thought-provoking statements, which medical and complementary healthcare professionals are now investigating more seriously.